Apologies if it's been mentioned before & I missed it, but I noticed a link of Facebook a few days ago to an upcoming new TwoMorrows title that's right up quite a few of our alleys -- Comic Book Creator, edited by Jon Cooke, who helmed the fine & much-missed Comic Book Artist for those guys a few years back. (Oddly enough, even though I'm on TwoMorrows' email list, I've seen nothing else about it ... though maybe that one wound up in my spam folder or something, or I accidentally deleted it.)
Previews can be accessed here.
The covers --
Description of the zine & of the first issue --
TwoMorrows is proud to debut our newest magazine, COMIC BOOK CREATOR #1 (84 FULL-COLOR pages, $8.95) devoted to the work and careers of the men and women who draw, write, edit, and publish comics, focusing always on the artists and not the artifacts, the creators and not the characters. Behind an ALEX ROSS cover painting, our frantic FIRST ISSUE features an investigation of the oft despicable treatment JACK KIRBY endured from the very business he helped establish. From being cheated out of royalties in the ’40s and bullied in the ’80s by the publisher he made great, to his estate’s current fight for equitable recognition against an entertainment monolith where his characters have generated billions of dollars, we present Kirby’s cautionary tale in the eternal struggle for creator’s rights. Plus, CBC #1 interviews artist ALEX ROSS and writer KURT BUSIEK, spotlights the last years of writer/artist FRANK ROBBINS, remembers comics historian LES DANIELS, talks to TODD McFARLANE about his new show-all book, showcases a joint talk between NEAL ADAMS and DENNIS O’NEIL on their unforgettable collaborations, as well as throws a whole kit’n’caboodle of other creator-centric items atcha! Join us for the start of a new era as TwoMorrows welcomes back former Comic Book Artist editor Jon B. Cooke, who helms the all-new, all-color COMIC BOOK CREATOR!
Now I'm wondering if Cei-U! penned that Frank Robbins piece just to raise my blood pressure ... If so, I'll be getting started shortly on my Jack Sparling appreciation.